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Dr M’s summer ID quiz – the answers!

Dr M says: Did you try my summer botany quiz?  If not check it out here and then come back for the answers. If you took the summer plant ID test read on for the answers!

Here are the thirty-six plants with their common names, see bottom of this post for the latin names arranged by family to check your full botanical answers!

Check out Dr M’s patent botanical scoring system: 1 mark for correct family, 1 mark for correct genus, 1 mark for correct species plus a bonus mark if you got all those so four marks for a complete answer!

How did you do?

Keep your botanical eyes peeled out in the countryside for plants new or special to you and watch out here for Dr M’s next botanical bonanza – you know it makes sense!

Here are the species grouped by family:

35 Amaranthaceae Atriplex prostrata Spear-leaved Orache
1 Apiaceae Heracleum sphondylium Hogweed
15 Apiaceae Daucus carota ssp. carota Wild Carrot
36 Apiaceae Pastinaca sativa Wild Parsnip
4 Asteraceae Cirsium arvense Creeping Thistle
8 Asteraceae Eupatorium cannabinum Hemp Agrimony
9 Asteraceae Achillea millefolium Yarrow
16 Asteraceae Helminthotheca echioides Bristly Ox-tongue
18 Asteraceae Senecio viscosus Sticky Groundsel
20 Asteraceae Senecio jacobaea Ragwort
23 Asteraceae Sonchus arvensis Field Sowthistle
29 Asteraceae Cirsium vulgare Spear Thistle
31 Asteraceae Centaurea nigra Knapweed
33 Asteraceae Centaurea cyanus Cornflower
26 Balsaminaceae Impatiens parviflora Small Balsam
32 Convolvulaceae Convolvulus arvensis Field Bindweed
19 Dipsacaceae Dipsacus fullonum Teasel
11 Fabaceae Melilotus altissimus Tall Melilot
22 Fabaceae Vicia cracca Tufted Vetch
28 Fabaceae Lotus corniculatus Bird’s-foot Trefoil
6 Geraniaceae Geranium sanguineum Bloody Cranesbill
25 Lamiaceae Prunella vulgaris Selfheal
14 Malvaceae Malva sylvestris Common Mallow
21 Onagraceae Epilobum hirsutum Greater Willowherb
30 Onagraceae Circaea lutetiana Enchanter’s Nightshade
2 Polygonaceae Polygonum aviculare Knotweed
24 Polygonaceae Persicaria maculosa Redshank
10 Ranunculaceae Clematis vitalba Old Man’s Beard
3 Rosaceae Agrimonia eupatoria Agrimony
12 Rosaceae Potentilla reptans Creeping Cinquefoil
13 Rosaceae Filipendula ulmaria Meadow Sweet
34 Rosaceae Rubus fruticosus agg. Bramble
5 Scrophulariaceae Buddleja davidii Butterfly Bush
7 Solanaceae Solanum dulcamara Bittersweet
17 Typhaceae Typha latifolia Bulrush
27 Veronicaceae Veronica persica Common Field-speedwell




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